$170 million in investments in Louisville, KY


$946 million in investments were planned in 2021. | Photo by @u2photography

Louisville’s economic development is in top gear and driving in the fast lane. Since January, nearly $170 million in investments + 800 new jobs have been committed to the city. Just call us Fast and the Furious Derby City Drift.

On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear + Mayor Greg Fischer shared these figures at Quadrant International, a rare earth magnet manufacturer investing millions of dollars in the 502, at the company’s location on Plantside Drive.

Mayor Greg Fischer said that the unemployment rate in Louisville is below pre-pandemic numbers + nearly 100% of the jobs lost during the pandemic have been recovered.

We’re just getting started in 2022 as the Mayor also shared that last year the Louisville Forward team worked on projects that totaled $946 million in planned investment and commitments to create 4,000+ jobs here locally.

Now let’s break down the future investments of the four companies that the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has awarded preliminary approval for economic incentives to so far this year. Learn more about economic incentives + the most common types here.

Quadrant International

Since 2001, Quadrant has operated a hub in Louisville and now plans to open its first mass production facility in the US here as well to produce magnets used in electric vehicles, consumer electronics + appliances.

Investment: $95 million+

Jobs created: 200 full-time

Eurofins Genomics LLC

This international provider of DNA sequencing services is planning a new manufacturing facility to supply reagents used for virus detection.

Investment: $35.7 million

Jobs created: N/A

Confluent Health LLC

Confluent Health, a network of physical and occupational therapy companies, is relocating + expanding its headquarters to the 502.

Investment: $10 million

Jobs created: 350 full-time

Kroger Fulfillment Network LLC

As a subsidiary of Kroger Co., this company is opening a new e-commerce spoke facility to expand Kroger’s fresh grocery delivery services + support its high-tech customer fulfillment center in Ohio.

Investment: $4.1 million

Jobs created: 161 full-time

DYK: Kentucky’s average incentivized hourly wage for statewide projects in 2021 was $24 before benefits, a 9.4% increase from 2020.

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